Who We Are

Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. Since 1990, we have been dedicated to ensuring all residents have a safe place to call home by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, advocating for fair and just housing policies, and providing training and resources to help families improve their living conditions.

Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing provider, licensed builder, lender, and licensed retailer. It is the policy of this affiliate to accept applications for housing assistance from all who need a decent, affordable place to live regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability or familial status. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels, offering opportunities for learning and community engagement to all who are willing to support our mission.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, community and hope in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties of Michigan.

Our Vision

We believe in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and where housing poverty and homelessness are eliminated.

Why Housing Matters

The need for affordable housing is substantial, and the profound impact it can have on families is indisputable. A safe, decent, and affordable home provides families and individuals in Emmet and Charlevoix counties, with the chance to achieve self-sufficiency and build brighter futures.

Trapped in relentless cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded living conditions, or limited access to land and affordable financing, the families served by Northwest Michigan Habitat For Humanity bear the constant weight of stress and uncertainty. This is why we are dedicated to building. When a family can break free from these cycles and establish a decent, affordable place to call home, everything can change for the better.

Our Work.

Click here to see a map of past, current, and future home builds, along with completed repairs.